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HC 351 Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs
Hacker, Helmut F.


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CourseHI 351  Organization and Administration of Health Care Programs
SemesterS1B2006
FacultyHacker, Helmut F.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBA,   St. John's University (MN)
MLA, Boston University (MA)
Ph.D. Knightsbridge University (UK)
Office Locationsee below.
Office HoursBefore and after class, and anytime with appointment
Daytime Phone(915) 595-2322
Other PhoneNone.
E-Mailhelmutfhacker@park.edu
helmut_f_hacker@yahoo.com (USE THIS ONE!)
Web PageNone.
Semester Dates2 Jan - 26 Feb 2006
Class Days--S--
Class Time8:00 am - 1:00 pm
PerquisitesNone.
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Management Principles for Health Professionals.  Joan Gratto Liebler and Charles R. McConnell.  Fourth Edition.  Jones and Bartlett Publishers.  Boston, MA 2004

Additional Resources:
Will be provided by the instructor.


Course Description:
An examination of the classic management functions necessary for the modern day health care administrator to ooperate effectively in today's dynamic health care environment. 3:0:3


Educational Philosophy:
My educational philosophy is to treat students as adult learners exchanging views, opinions, and real life exdperiences, as well as exchanging different viewpoints. Examinations assist with this, however, experiences of students are very important in this course.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will become acquainted with management concepts essential to the understanding of the organizational environment within which functions of the manager are performed.
Students will obtain a base for further study of management concepts relating to health care.
Students will cosmplete in sufficient detail in selected areas to enable them as practitioners to apply the concepts in day-to-day situations.  

Course Assessment:
Mid-term examination             30 points
Final examination                30 points
Reseach paper                    20 points        
Oral presentation                15 points    
Class participation               5 points

Grading:
Same as above.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Will not be accepted for this course.  All work must be completed by the last day of class.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students must attend every class, unless excused by the instructor.  Please turn off all cell phones and beepers.  No talking when I am speaking or when another student is speaking.  This is adult education, so please act like adults.  Total academic freedom in the classroom.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
1st week:  Introductions.  Introduction to the course.  Administration requirements.  Chapters 1- 3.

2nd week:  Chapters 4 - 7.  Topics for reseach papers.

3rd week:  Chapters 8 - 10.

4th week:  Mid-term Examination.  Covers Chapters 8 - 10.

5th week:  Chapters 11 - 15.  Student presentations.

6th week:  Final Examination.  Covers Chapters 11 - 15.

7th week:  Make-up Examinations.  Make-up student presentations. Feedback on the course.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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